This documentary presents a story about the day one hundred and forty-seven deadly twisters swept through Kentucky, Ohio, and Alabama. The funnels devastated large portions of eleven states, taking three hundred and seven lives in the United States and eight more in Ontario, Canada. It includes extensive footage of the tornadoes actually striking Louisville, Cincinnati, and Xenia. It also shows how early warning, advance preparation, and coordination in emergency operating centers have helped to save many lives. Written by
National Technical Information Service
Did You Know?
There were thirty-one fatalities in Brandenburg, Kentucky and thirty-two fatalities in Xenia, Ohio. For that reason, neither Brandenburg or Xenia's National Weather Service had a tornado siren to activate the warnings. The National Weather Services of Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Huntsville, Alabama were able to activate the civil defense sirens in order to notify the tornado warning for residents of those cities. There were only three fatalities in Louisville and two fatalities in Cincinnati. Thankfully, Huntsville did not have any fatalities. See more